Experience the Arlberg, Austria’s Largest Ski Resort

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The Arlberg, featuring the largest connected ski area in Austria, has long since achieved legendary status with its combination of breathtaking ski terrain, beautiful landscapes, and historic traditions. Here, in the sweeping mountain region of the Austrian Alps, lies the cradle of alpine skiing. Never-ending ski terrain, deep powder, an incredible après-ski scene, amazing restaurants, and warm hospitality continue to characterize the Arlberg’s iconic winter experience heading into the 2023/24 ski season. Here’s how to make the best of an amazing ski trip to the Arlberg.

Four ways to experience the Arlberg region

Discover more than 300 kilometers of slopes 

More than 300 km of groomed slopes and 200 km of high alpine deep snow runs, served by 85 lifts and cable cars, make Ski Arlberg one of the top-5 largest ski areas in the world. The majestic mountain landscape, amazing powder, and perfectly groomed slopes make a day of skiing at the Arlberg an unforgettable experience. Start your day with an ascent to the summit as the sun rises over the snow-covered peaks. Then ride down the valley in a rush of speed as you glide through glistening snow and over gentle slopes. At lunchtime, stop at a cozy mountain hut for hearty alpine cuisine. Hit the slopes for an afternoon of skiing before you end the day with hot mulled wine and a view of the picturesque sunset.  

Bluebird day of skiing in the Arlberg with snow-covered mountains in the background
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Immerse yourself in the rich ski history of the Arlberg 

Located in the famous Austrian Alps, the Arlberg has a rich and fascinating history that has significantly shaped modern skiing. It’s here in the Arlberg where skiing was transformed. Trailblazers like Hannes Schneider revolutionized skiing techniques and teaching methods, creating the famous Arlberg ski style that is the foundation of skiing today. In fact, Schneider opened the first ski school in the Arlberg. When you take a ski lesson in the Arlberg you’re continuing a long, rich history of skiing.  

Group of skiers walking in snow with skis
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Experience the Alberg’s history firsthand with the Run of Fame, the longest ski circuit in the Alps. This unique adventure offers the opportunity to get to know the ski luminaries and celebrities from the region as you ski the 85-km route. 

Enjoy a variety of off-slope activities 

The Arlberg’s reputation extends far beyond just the ski slopes. Experience the Arlberg off the slopes by exploring marked winter hiking trails and an extensive high-altitude trail network that can be accessed conveniently and reasonably by cable car using the Sonnenabo ticket. For more of a backcountry experience, strap on a pair of snowshoes to roam through tranquil forests and rolling hills.   

Couple sitting in a sleigh together on a sleigh ride through the snow
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Cross-country skiers have a lot to choose from too, with 84 kilometres of cross-country ski trails. Sledding runs, ice skating rinks, curling rinks, horse-drawn carriages, and dog sledding complete the range of alpine winter activities for families, couples, and outdoor lovers.  

Experience the incredible flavors of the Arlberg  

What better way to end a day of adventure in the Arlberg than by experiencing Austria’s amazing food. Indulge in hearty Austrian classics like schnitzel and käsespätzle, savor locally sourced ingredients that come together in delicious modern dishes, and then end your day with a rich, velvety hot chocolate or aromatic glühwein. The Arlberg invites you to savor and celebrate the flavors of the mountains, experiencing it at any number of sun-drenched terraces with panoramic alpine views or in a cozy, rustic chalet. The Arlberg is your oyster. Start planning your trip to the Arlberg here.

couple sitting in a restaurant in the Arlberg enjoying a meal together
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